via press release:
MTV GIVES FANS MORE OF SUMMER'S #1 TV SERIES WITH THE RETURN OF "JERSEY SHORE AFTER HOURS"
Season Two After-show Premieres Thursday, September 2 at 11p.m. ET/PT
Extended Encore of Thursday Night's Episode Featuring Exclusive Bonus Footage Airs Friday, September 3 at 8p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK (September 2, 2010) - Summer may be coming to a close, but "Jersey Shore" is still hotter than ever as MTV gives fans more oftelevision's #1* series (P12-34) with the return of "Jersey Shore After Hours." Premiering Thursday, September 2nd at 11p.m. ET/PT following an all-new episode of "Jersey Shore," the half-hour after-show will once again reveal secrets that viewers - and often times the cast - don't see coming. On Friday, September 3rd at 8p.m. ET/PT, fans can relive the intensity of Thursday's episode in an extended encore airing that will also feature exclusive, never-aired- bonus footage.
As Ronnie and Sammi's tumultuous relationship continues to divide everyone in the house, the tension hits a fever pitch in this Thursday's explosive episode when the bonds of love, friendship and "GTL," that have made the cast pop culture icons, will be tested like never before. In the first after-show, viewers can expect emotions to run high when never before seen footage exposes a series of lies and forces cast members to finally discuss the truth.
"Jersey Shore" and "Jersey Shore After Hours" programming includes:
This Thursday's episode entitled "Not So Shore" Premieres September 2nd at 10p.m. ET/PT
with an Extended Encore plus Bonus Footage running Friday, September 3rd at 8p.m. ET/PT
The "anonymous" letter warning Sammi about Ronnie's cheating causes heightened tension between the girls that will even surprise viewers. And after spending another night in bed with Vinny, Snooki reveals a not-so-little known fact about her pink eye-prone cuddle buddy.
"Jersey Shore After Hours Episode 206" (Thursday, September 2nd at 11p.m. ET/PT)
For the first time, Sammi sees Ronnie in action at the clubs while she's at home waiting for him. Ronnie has some serious explaining to do. And Snooki and JWoww come clean as to why they wrote "the letter." Guests: Ronnie, Sammi, Snooki, JWoww
In the P12-34 demo, the second season of "Jersey Shore" is the #1*televisionseries across all oftelevisionand is currently one of the top five cable telecasts of 2010. The show continues to gain momentum with three consecutive weeks of growth and series high deliveries of a 5.5 rating (P12-34) and a total audience of 5.8 million viewers on August 26th. Season-to-date, "Jersey Shore" is averaging a 5.3 P12-34 rating and over 5.4 million viewers.
Viewers can visit JerseyShore.MTV.com to catch-up on full episodes, read exclusive interviews, check-out cast bios and to flip through photos. Each week, fans can also watch exclusive clips that are too hot for TV. For superfans who still need more, log onto jerseyshoregear.com to purchase the "Jersey Shore" Season One DVD, the official soundtrack,apparel, accessories and more.
"Jersey Shore" is Executive Produced by Sally Ann Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is Executive Producer for MTV. Chris Linn is Executive in Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.
*Source: Nielsen. 5/31/10-8/29/10, or as dated. L+SD Cvg Rtg/000s. Rank on 000s
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